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Old Jun 24, 2004, 7:48 AM   #1
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Nikon D70, 18-70 3.5/4.5 AF-S kit lens... suggestions/critiques welcome
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Old Jun 24, 2004, 7:50 AM   #2
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... and another one from the same day... (cropped)
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Old Jun 24, 2004, 7:51 AM   #3
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I like number 1, nice shot. :-)
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Old Jun 24, 2004, 7:59 AM   #4
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Thanks Jackrussel

The sky at top is overexposed, becasue of the long exposure that blurs the water... I don't know of anyway I could have avoided that had ISO on lowest (200) and high fstop value, any suggestions ?
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Old Jun 24, 2004, 8:03 AM   #5
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No suggestionssorry, i'm still wearing L Plates as far as cameras are concerned. That's why i'm on here a lot, to try and learn something about photography. :-)
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Old Jun 24, 2004, 4:22 PM   #6
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As posted, image #2 is inferior to #1, but, I believe, it has more possibilities to explore. If the orginal was shot in the RAW format, I would use PS to work on the sky and the sheep. Do a little "burning" and "dodging" to really bring out the sheep and the sky. Also, I think you can bring the overall scenic contrast up just a bit - this will make the photo "jump!"

If the image is only available as a .jpg, you may still be able to do some of the necessary work, but in a more limited fashion.

To my eye, the second image is better composed, than #1. If you don't mind a small critical suggestion, I would like to see #1 cropped to eliminate some of the background distractions. I think I would "punch up" the contrast in the water a bit, also. Just a thought.
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Old Jun 24, 2004, 5:19 PM   #7
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Delos thanks for you're input :-)

Unfortunately it wasn't in RAW as I only have a 256mb CF card at the moment, and also being new-ish to 'serious' photography (not had the cam long) I haven'y really experimented with NEF format yet, been busy with other camera features really...

Anyway thanks for the feedback, I'll have a play in photoshop (I'm not particularly proficient with it! but will have a go anyway) and have a look at what you've suggested...

Many thanks. Jim

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Old Jun 24, 2004, 5:57 PM   #8
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nice shots

is the second one cropped? i think it would be best, if you cropped the photo just to the left of the sheep....

nicely done...good choice of b/w....

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Old Jun 24, 2004, 6:45 PM   #9
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Vito, thanks.... yes the 2nd one is cropped, here is the original image (resized and compressed to 6 in PS, though otherwise untouched)

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ok..i definetely like your crop better than the original...but i think it could use a little more cropping....to the left of the sheep...

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